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Datacolor Spyder4Pro S4P100 Colorimeter for Display Calibration

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  • Automated Color and Brightness Calibration
  • Full-spectrum color sensor
  • Single sensor calibrates multiple displays
  • Improved accuracy and stability - The fourth-generation Spyders have double-shielded color filters for even closer match to CIE color standards and improved long term stability. Average accuracy is up 26% and consistency between Spyder units is 19% better.
  • Fast Re-calibration Assistant - The ReCAL feature makes it quick and easy to recalibrate your display to compensate for changes over time.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 6 x 8 inches ; 14.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006TF37H8
  • Item model number: S4P100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 4, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Spyder4Pro is a display color-calibration solution designed for photographers and creative professionals who need to match prints with their displays. Featuring a full-spectrum seven-color sensor that can accurately characterize a range of wide gamut and normal displays, Spyder4Pro lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your monitor, laptop computer, iPad, and iPhone. Spyder4Pro uses double-shielded filters for long life and optimum performance, and it can adapt to ambient light conditions, giving you true-to-life image reproduction.

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Spyder4Pro
At a Glance:
  • Single sensor easily calibrates a variety of display types
  • Full-spectrum seven-color sensor produces true-to-life images
  • Fourth generation sensor increases accuracy by 26 percent
  • Includes MQA tools for maximum color management control
  • Ambient light sensing preserves image contrast
  • For photographers and creative professionals who need to match prints to their displays
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Datacolor Spyder4Elite Product Shot

The three-legged design sits flat on your display to ensure precise readings.
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Datacolor Spyder4Elite Product Shot

Calibration results in neutral greys and corrected white point. View larger.

Single Sensor Calibrates All Your Displays

Whether you are using the latest in LED technology, an older CRT monitor, a laptop, iPod, or iPhone, Spyder4Pro Software allows you to calibrate all your devices with a single sensor to achieve consistency in color and brightness.

A simple upgrade kit, available online for an additional charge, allows you to add calibration for your TV. You can also calibrate multiple displays connected to your computer, a valuable function for professional photographers and studios.

Simple Calibration Process

Spyder4Pro's step-by-step calibration wizard helps you calibrate your displays. After performing a few preliminary steps, you can easily define the display type, model, and system of calibration.

A configuration of 2.2 gamma, 6500K white point, and 120 brightness is recommended, but with unlimited options available, you can easily adjust these settings to your preference.

A "ReCAL" feature allows you to quickly and easily recalibrate your display to compensate for changes that occur over time.

Patented Full-Spectrum Color Sensor

The patented seven-color sensor makes Spyder4Pro an improvement upon colorimeters that use three-channel RGB sensors.

Each unit is individually tuned in the factory to accurately and easily handle a variety of wide-gamut and normal-gamut displays. This means you can view and edit images with confidence on a display calibrated to show true-to-life colors.

MQA Tools for Maximum Color Management

This Spyder colorimeter also features Monitor Quality Analysis tools to help with gamma and white point tests, calibration accuracy, and gamut graphing, giving you maximum color management control as you work.

Adapts Display to Surrounding Light

Spyder4Pro features an additional sensor that detects light changes in the surrounding environment and adapts the display luminance to preserve image contrast.

Improved Accuracy and Stability

The fourth-generation Spyder4Pro has double-shielded color filters to better match CIE color standards, and it has improved long-term stability over previous generations.

The three-legged design sits flat on your display to ensure precise readings and includes a wide aperture, honeycomb baffle, and diffuser to remove angular sensitivity.

Overall, Spyder4 offers an increase in average accuracy of 26 percent over the previous generation of Spyder3.

Spyder4Pro is backed by a one-year warranty.

Installation Requirements

For installation, Spyder4Pro requires Windows XP 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64, MacOS X Panther (10.4), Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), or Lion (10.7); a color monitor with at least 1024 x 768 resolution; a 24-bit video card; and a powered USB port.

What's in the Box

Spyder4Pro colorimeter, desktop cradle/tripod mount, Spyder4Pro Software CD, and Quick Start Guide.

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Monitor Quality RatingCheck MarkCheck Mark
Display Gamut GraphingCheck MarkCheck Mark
Gamma & Gray Ramp TestCheck MarkCheck Mark
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Luminance Uniformity GraphingCheck Mark
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Info Sharing (Datacolor Only Feature)Check MarkCheck MarkCheck Mark
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Updated Firmware for Improved AccuracyCheck MarkCheck MarkCheck Mark
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Product Description

Spyder4Pro was designed for advanced photographers that require a higher accuracy of color in their digital workflow. It can calibrate multiple displays and includes an ambient light sensor to adjust display luminance. It has Monitor Quality Analysis tools to help fine tune your displays. Step up to a higher level of control!

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This works very well and was very easy to use.
Kel
I'll update this review if and when my customer support ticket gets a response but I am having problem installing drivers.
Christina
The calibrated monitor looks better; it is richer in color with better dark tones.
Bob S.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

170 of 174 people found the following review helpful By Johnny V on February 27, 2012
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This is the fourth Datacolor product I own. I still have the original SpyderPro, Spyder2Pro, Spyder3Print and the newest addition the Spyder4Pro. I also own an Eye-One Display but prefer my Spyders any day of the week. The Spyder's user interface ( Wizard ) is so much more user friendly than the Eye-One that I will not recommend the Eye-One to my clients. I've had more tech support questions about the Eye-One than I care to mention.

Besides being a photographer I'm also a freelance Macintosh Tech that installs Mac systems and teaches color management and workflows using Lightroom, Bridge and Photoshop. As mentioned I'll recommend the Spyder to my clients over the Eye-One for a number of reasons. First the monitor profiles are excellent, I can't ask for any better and of course the user interface, the wizard, is much more user friendly than the Eye-One. With the Eye-One Wizard I don't know if it's asking me to do something or if it's telling me the results and I need to do something else, it gets confusing for my clients. Enough said about the Eye-One!... Let's move on to the Spyder4Pro.

The Spyder4Pro package consists of the Spyder4Pro unit, Stand, Software Installation Disk for Mac/Windows and Quick Start Guide. I know this isn't important but the design of the Spyder4Pro is really sleek and sexy! Mama-Mia! The USB cable attached is nicely supple so there's no need to twist the USB cable for the unit to remain flat on the monitor's screen. Also a little trick is to tilt the monitor up slightly so there is additional weight of the Spyder4Pro pressing against the monitor screen for a nice tight "seal". I recommend doing this regardless of profiler brands.

Installing the software is straight forward.
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79 of 84 people found the following review helpful By RB Photo on February 2, 2012
I decided to buy the Spyder after months of procrastinating about the need to calibrate my monitor. I am an amateur photographer with what I think are advanced skills (I get good compliments on my photos, for whatever that's worth :-)) But I did not want to spend the money for color calibration equipment. After so many frustrations dealing with the colors displayed in my images, I started reading some articles about color management and looked into what was available. I noticed that Datacolor seemed to have overall good reviews, so I bought the Pro model #S4P100 since it was priced at $169.00.

When I received it and opened the box, I was impressed with the user guide that they provide. It is a simple guide to show you how to install the software and get the setup started. I am not a technical guy so I appreciate this type of easy to follow guide with illustrations and clear instructions. The install process was easy and the software recognized my monitor (a Dell P2311Hb) automatically. The time to install the software program and do the calibration took a total of about 20 minutes. And what a difference between before and after calibration! I now have a reference for the correct colors and know that what I see on the display is what they should be. It is money well spent and has me asking myself why I waited so long to do it.

I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to manage color on their display. It is worth the investment!
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Aphotog on September 15, 2012
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This is the third colorimeter that I've owned in ten years or so, and my experience in printing color goes back to the film and darkroom days, so I accept that there is no perfect color device.

I was initially disappointed with the first few profiles I created using this product after providing information about my laptop's display. The profiles had either a definite yellow or green cast. They were far better than my uncorrected display, but not really what I needed for accurate viewing and printing.

So I experimented with telling the software that my display's characteristics were different from what I know them to be. Although this laptop has LED backlighting, I finally got a good profile when I entered that it was fluorescent backlighting.

Compared to other calibration software that I've used previously, this software provides very limited options for modifying settings. Mostly, you pick the characteristics of your display from dropdown boxes, and the software then decides on the whitepoint and gamma. There is no obvious way to change them. That is odd for "professional" software. In fact, this is the most basic and least flexible software of the three colorimeters that I have owned. Perhaps I'm overlooking some features, but that is not surprising given that there is no manual--another disappointment for a $169 supposedly professional tool.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By ReckDiver | Blogger & Photographer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 25, 2012
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This product is primarily intended for serious to professional photographers and graphic designers with print as a final product. It calibrates your monitor color for accuracy (most monitors are not accurate) so in the post processing workflow, you are accurately processing your images for print. It really is not a "needed product" unless you are a graphic designer or serious to professional photographer with clients and you are printing to final output. Otherwise, I opine you do not need this product. Conversely, if you earn any money from your work, you cannot be a professional unless you calibrate your monitor and utilize it during your workflow. You also need to remember that using this product will not ensure others who digitally see your work will view color rendition accurately because you use this product. Everyone's monitors are calibrated differently, are of varying quality, and many people do not even understand color space or profiling. This is why pros convert images to srgb (standard RGB color space)for digital distribution because it is the "lowest common denominator" and nearly all browsers ONLY display in Srgb and only expensive monitors can display better color profiles. Even then, chances are people are viewing an inaccurate color representation of your image and don't even get me started on what Facebook does to your images.

As a part-time professional, I use a Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Widescreen LCD High Performance Monitor with HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and HDCP (dual setup which is why I use the Pro series of Spyders) for post processing.
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